by Tony Medley
Run time 98
OK for children.
It's when I see
movies like this that I have respect for actors. Richard Gere and Topher
Grace say the lines and hit their marks like professionals do, but
almost from the opening scene it's clear that this is a thriller that is
less than thrilling.
Grace is looking
for an assassin called "Cassius" the movie lets us see that Gere is the
man. So we go through the entire movie in a kind of cat and mouse game,
hoping that Richard won't off Topher and leave his wife and children
without a breadwinner.
Even though the
music is pretty good, I can't remember sitting through a more boring
"thriller" with more plotholes. Michael Brandt wrote (with Derek Haas)
and directed, so he has to assume almost total responsibility for this.
The chase scenes are silly; in fact there is a chase scene at the end,
almost endless, as Richard chases another guy in a car that is nothing
if not ridiculous.
are major. At the end, Topher knows exactly where Richard is and drives
directly to the spot. While it's taken Richard about five minutes of
chasing this other guy to get to where the denouement will take place,
Topher gets there in about five seconds.
It is just